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Old 05-06-2004, 02:12 PM
justrob justrob is offline
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Default eMac okay?

Hello all,

Im am taking the plunge and starting to build my system and was wondering if anyone knows or has experience using an eMac. The system I am thinking of buying is a 1ghz eMac w/ 500m ram, 80gig HD with w 133mhz bus. This sites compatability guide says "not tested"... anyone know if it'll work? It has 2 firewire ports. I will be using it mostly to remix tracks (house music) and record mixing sessions via an Mbox. Im still new to all of this and dont want to waste $$$.

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Old 05-07-2004, 05:24 PM
mindnoise mindnoise is offline
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Default Re: eMac okay?

I don´t have expertise on eMacs, but it should work,
It´s fast enough over 733MHz you might run both Mbox or 002.

not tested are a lot of macs that perfomr properly.

unsupported is the word look for

last: PT11.3.1
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Old 05-09-2004, 02:46 PM
sdemott sdemott is offline
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Default Re: eMac okay?

Two caveats: [1] eMacs use slow internal drives. You will need an external FireWire. I set one up for a friend who just couldn't spring for something more expensive (just a hobby/personal endeavor for him) and he routinely gets 9-10 tracks tops on the internal (he's saving up for an external drive). And when there are several edits that even causes problems ("consolidate selection" has become his favorite command). [2] The monitor/screen is so poorly shielded that it causes all kinds of line noise and interference. This isn't a huge issue for him as it is alll for personal use (though at this point he wishes he could have spent a little more and went for an iMac).

Personally, I would not buy one for myself or recommend one unless it was a "well, it's the eMac or nothing" scenario.

Always err on the side of perfection.
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:13 AM
Ferna Ferna is offline
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Default Re: eMac okay?

I've been running an eMac with MBox since last December. My configuration is: eMac, 1GHz, 512 MB RAM, and an external 80 GB EZQuest Firewire drive. The computer works perfect, no crashes, everything runs smoothly, no problems. I am very happy with eMac. Go ahead.
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:08 AM
STUDIO A STUDIO A is offline
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I am using the same configuration. Works flawlessly, But I also use a glyph 80gb external drive for my audio and a lacie 80gb back up drive. For the price the E-Mac works great! Go for it. It's only money.
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